Wicked Karma Entertainment presents...
- Thursday, October 6, 2016 – 7:30PM
At first it would appear that the name of the novella is a misnomer as its protagonist, Amma Bi’s life is not all that warm or sunny. Living alone in a large mansion, in the nawabi city of Lucknow, with only a capricious, part-time, servant boy, Jumman, to tend to her needs, Amma Bi’s best days are behind her. It is a tale narrated by Pankaj Kapur, the sole performer on stage. Somewhere along the way you forget Kapur, as the characters he creates take over the stage. From the expletives-spouting Amma Bi to the cheeky Jumman and Amma Bi’s doctor friend Saxena, a world of colorful people enter and exit the stage through Kapur’s evocative story-telling. The performance will be in Hindini.
This event offers a 3-tiered seating ticket pricing, see the breakdown below:
Tier 1- $99
Row A: Seats 1-17
Row B: Seats 1-22
Row C: Seats 3-25
Row D: Seats 4-25
Row E: Seats 5-25
Row F: Seats 7-26
Row G: Seats 11-23
Row H: Seats 15-20
Row C: Seats 1-2 & 26-27
Row D: Seats 1-3 & 26-28
Row E: Seats 1-4 & 26-29
Row F: Seats 3-6 & 27-30
Row G: Seats 3-10 & 24-31
Row H: Seats 3-14 & 21-32
Row I: Seats 5-33
Row J: Seats 7-34
Row K: Seats 9-33
Row F: Seats 1-2 & 31-32
Row G: Seats 1-2 & 32-33
Row H: Seats 1-2 & 33-34
Row I: Seats 1-4 & 34-37
Row J: Seats 1-6 & 35-40
Row K: Seats 1-8 & 34-41
Row L: Seats 1-42
Row M (Accessible Seating)
Pankaj Kapur is a well-known Indian film, theatre and television actor from Punjab, India. He is also into screenwriting and directing. Some of his most acclaimed roles include the role of Dr. Dipankar Roy in the film, ‘Ek Doctor KI Maut’ (1991) and that of King Duncan in ‘Maqbool’ (2003) which was an adaption of Macbeth, by Vishal Bhardwaj. Both these movies earned him a couple of National Film Awards.
He completed his course of engineering in the year 1973 from New Delhi when he topped his college, following which he enrolled himself in National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi and he graduated from this elite institution in 1976. The next four years after he graduated from NSD, he was involved in theatre till the time Richard Attenborough offered him a role in his movie, ‘Gandhi’ (1982). Here he played the role of Pyarelal, Mahatma Gandhi’s second secretary. Later on, he went on to dub for Ben Kingsley in the Hindi version of ‘Gandhi’.
He made his debut in the industry with ‘Arohan’ (1982), directed by Shyam Benegal. Next up, he did a number of art films under well-established art movie directors. Some of these films include: Kundan Shah’s comedy flick ‘Jaane Bhi DoYaaro’ (1983), Shyam Benegal’s ‘Mandi’, Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s ‘Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!’ (1984), Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Khamosh’ (1985), Mrinal Sen’s ‘Khandhar’ (1984), ‘Chameli Ki Shaadi’ (1986), ‘Yeh Who Manzil Toh Nahin’ (1987), ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’ (1986) and several others.
As a director, Pankaj Kapur has done more than 74 serials and plays including ‘Sahabji Biwiji Ghulamji’, ‘Wah Bhai Wah’, ‘Albert’s Bridge’, ‘Panchvan Savaar’, ‘Kanak Di Balli’, ‘Drishtanth’ and ‘Mohandas B.A.L.L.B’.
He turned to television in 1986 with the role of the detective named Karamchand in the detective comedy serial ‘Karamchand’. Some of his other television serials include ‘Lifeline’ with Vijaya Mehta, ‘Zabaan Sambhaal Ke’, ‘Neem Ke Ped’ and ‘Kab Tak Pukaroon’. He also appeared in the famous television show ‘Philips Top 10’.
In 1989 Pankaj Kapur appeared in the Punjabi classic movie ‘Marsha Da Diva’ (1989). He also starred in the 1992 Mani Ratnam directed film named ‘Roja’. One of his strongest performances was in the movie ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’ where he played the role of a struggling researcher. This film earned him the prestigious National Film Award: Special Jury Award in the year 1991.
Some of his other films are ‘Halla Bol’ (2007), ‘Dus’ (2005) and ‘The Blue Umbrella’ (2005). Presently he appears in the television series named ‘Naya Office Office’ which itself is a sequel to the previous hit TV series ‘Office Office’.
Producer Supriya Pathak
Supriya Pathak Kapur (born January 7, 1961) is an Indian actress hailing from a long line of performers. She is famous for her role in the Indian sitcoms Khichdi and Idhar Udhar.
Supriya began her career with the critically acclaimed 1981 film Kalyug which was followed by roles in many more critically acclaimed films such as Vijeta (1982), Bazaar (1982), Masoom (1983) and Mirch Masala (1985). She also had a minor role as Mahatma Gandhi’s niece in the multi-award-winning biopic Gandhi (1982) and starred in the 1988 French film The Bengali Night alongside Hugh Grant and in Raakh opposite Aamir Khan. In the early 1990s, she took a long break from acting in films but appeared in several television series.
After an 11-year hiatus from acting, she starred in the 2005 film Sarkar opposite Amitabh Bachchan, following which she also worked in some other films, most recently being the 2009 Ranbir Kapoor – Konkona Sen Sharma starrer Wake Up Sid. She is best known for her role of Hansa Praful Parekh in the TV Series Khichdi.